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2 Corinthians 11

ESV 1 I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! NIV 1 I hope you will put up with a little of my foolishness; but you are already doing that. ESV 2 For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. NIV 2 I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. ESV 3 But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. NIV 3 But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. ESV 4 For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. NIV 4 For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough. ESV 5 Indeed, I consider that I am not in the least inferior to these super-apostles. NIV 5 But I do not think I am in the least inferior to those "super-apostles." ESV 6 Even if I am unskilled in speaking, I am not so in knowledge; indeed, in every way we have made this plain to you in all things. NIV 6 I may not be a trained speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way. ESV 7 Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached God's gospel to you free of charge? NIV 7 Was it a sin for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God to you free of charge? ESV 8 I robbed other churches by accepting support from them in order to serve you. NIV 8 I robbed other churches by receiving support from them so as to serve you. ESV 9 And when I was with you and was in need, I did not burden anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my need. So I refrained and will refrain from burdening you in any way. NIV 9 And when I was with you and needed something, I was not a burden to anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied what I needed. I have kept myself from being a burden to you in any way, and will continue to do so. ESV 10 As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be silenced in the regions of Achaia. NIV 10 As surely as the truth of Christ is in me, nobody in the regions of Achaia will stop this boasting of mine. ESV 11 And why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do! NIV 11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do! ESV 12 And what I do I will continue to do, in order to undermine the claim of those who would like to claim that in their boasted mission they work on the same terms as we do. NIV 12 And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. ESV 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. NIV 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. ESV 14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. NIV 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. ESV 15 So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds. NIV 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve. ESV 16 I repeat, let no one think me foolish. But even if you do, accept me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little. NIV 16 I repeat: Let no one take me for a fool. But if you do, then receive me just as you would a fool, so that I may do a little boasting. ESV 17 What I am saying with this boastful confidence, I say not with the Lord's authority but as a fool. NIV 17 In this self-confident boasting I am not talking as the Lord would, but as a fool. ESV 18 Since many boast according to the flesh, I too will boast. NIV 18 Since many are boasting in the way the world does, I too will boast. ESV 19 For you gladly bear with fools, being wise yourselves! NIV 19 You gladly put up with fools since you are so wise! ESV 20 For you bear it if someone makes slaves of you, or devours you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, or strikes you in the face. NIV 20 In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or pushes himself forward or slaps you in the face. ESV 21 To my shame, I must say, we were too weak for that! But whatever anyone else dares to boast of--I am speaking as a fool--I also dare to boast of that. NIV 21 To my shame I admit that we were too weak for that! What anyone else dares to boast about--I am speaking as a fool--I also dare to boast about. ESV 22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they offspring of Abraham? So am I. NIV 22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they Abraham's descendants? So am I. ESV 23 Are they servants of Christ? I am a better one--I am talking like a madman--with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death. NIV 23 Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. ESV 24 Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. NIV 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. ESV 25 Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; NIV 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, ESV 26 on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers; NIV 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers. ESV 27 in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. NIV 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. ESV 28 And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches. NIV 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. ESV 29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to fall, and I am not indignant? NIV 29 Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn? ESV 30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. NIV 30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. ESV 31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying. NIV 31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying. ESV 32 At Damascus, the governor under King Aretas was guarding the city of Damascus in order to seize me, NIV 32 In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me. ESV 33 but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall and escaped his hands. NIV 33 But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.